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We are now at the halfway point in terms of nominating the next Commission with 14 out of 28 member states having publicly announced their candidates. The line-up suggests we will have the most senior Commission to date with no less than four former Pr…

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Own-goal alert.When selected as the Socialists’ candidate for the European Commission President, Martin Schulz claimed that:“I want to be the first President of the Commission who is not the result of a backroom deal in a Brussels office.”This is the…

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We pointed out on Friday that a powerful coalition between media and politicians was forming in Germany in support of Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next Commission President and the Spitzenkandidaten experiment more generally. More worryingly for Ca…

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In less than a month’s time voters across the EU (that is those who decide to vote) will head to the polls to elect the new European Parliament. Ahead of the elections there has been a lot of speculation about the surge in support for a range of p…

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Throughout the eurozone crisis, we have often highlighted the gap between the kind of ‘shock and awe’ decisions expected by financial markets, and what national democracies are able to deliver. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the on-goin…

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